ERIC Number: ED244985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Standards for Title VII Evaluations: Accommodation for Reality Constraints.
Yap, Kim Onn
Two separate sets of minimum standards designed to guide the evaluation of bilingual projects are proposed. The first set relates to the process in which the evaluation activities are conducted. They include: validity of assessment procedures, validity and reliability of evaluation instruments, representativeness of findings, use of procedures for minimizing error, and use of multiple objectives and multiple measures. The second set of standards relates to the content of the evaluation, and includes: project implementation; student performance; school, family, and community factors; and evaluation use. In implementing evaluation standards, several issues and problem areas are likely to emerge, e.g., resistance to change, burden on resources, and technical issues. However, the development and implementation of sound evaluation standards should go a long way in ensuring the accomplishment of desired outcomes in Title VII projects. (BW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Family Influence, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Quality Control, School Community Relationship, Standards, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Validity
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Multitrait Multimethod Techniques
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).